Once you have your diet plan all set up and ready to go, the next step is putting that plan into action in a healthy and exciting way.
Learning how to prepare low-fat but tasteful meals is among the best keys to sustainable success.
When you eat the same 3 well-balanced meals consistently, you are only going to run into severe boredom and have problems committing to them.
Fortunately, if you learn how to adapt any dish to support weight-loss results and maintenance, you can easily enjoy the foods you love and still see fantastic progress.
1. Stir Fry More Often
When you keep the oil content to a minimum, this is a great way to slash calories and create fast meals.
2. Use A Slow Cooker
Put the food in before work to have a meal waiting for you when you return home.
3. Use Low-Sodium Chicken Or Vegetable Broth Rather Than Oil
Broth works great when sautéing food to cut excess calories and fat and it adds savory flavor.
4. Make Salad Dressings From Scratch
Use quality ingredients without any fillers and dress your salad with just enough to taste it in every bite without dousing those healthy greens in oil.
5. Swap Out Regular Cheese For Low-Fat Varieties
Use cottage cheese or Greek yogurt in replacement of sour cream to minimize fat and boost protein.
6. Include Vegetables In Your Meals
Rather than loading up on carbs from rice, pasta or bread, integrate more vegetables by dicing, pureeing or simply serving them roasted on the side.
7. Create Delicious Soups
Soups tend to be lighter than most meals and can be loaded with vegetables.
Stews especially can have a lot of lean protein.
Experiment with herbs.
Fresh herbs add loads of flavor without any calories or fat.
8. Cook With Wine By Braising, Glazing Or Adding To A Sauce
Wine adds a rich taste with far fewer calories than butter or oil.
Replace eggs with egg whites.
You hardly notice the difference but are avoiding all the fat in the yolk.
Grill your meat instead of frying it.
The fat will drip off rather than being absorbed back into the meat.
9. Serve Turkey Bacon
If you cannot stop your bacon craving, opt for the turkey variety, which is lower in fat than regular pork belly bacon.
10. Use Ground Turkey Or Chicken
Likewise, swapping ground poultry for ground beef or pork will lower fat in your protein-rich meals.
Follow these replacement suggestions and look for these low-fat ingredients as you go about choosing recipes for your diet plan.
With these tips, you should have no problem enjoying the final product and eating well both in flavor and nutritional value.
When you experiment with your favorite dishes and make them better for you, you will be able to stick to your diet without feeling like you are making a ton of sacrifices.
The more creative you can get, the more you are supporting your long-term success.
The Alkaline Diet is an e-book by Emma DeAngela which urges people on adopting a full alkaline-only diet so that their bodies will be able to operate at its most optimal capacity.